Retail Revisited

Westfield Topanga renovation part of larger Warner Center strategyA $70 million renovation of Westfield's Topanga Mall is one part of the company's plan for its centers in Woodland Hills, which have total sales of $1 billion.

A Real Impact From Business Voters

When most people think about voting, they think that their vote for president is the most important vote they can give.

How to Kill Apartment Construction

We are in the umpteenth year of a housing shortage.


News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Economist Sees Home Prices Limiting Growth

RESIDENTIAL: Population set to expand with new units in Santa Clarita and L.A.

Economist gives midyear regional report.

Garcetti Talks Future at UCC Luncheon

Social: Remember ‘Brady Bunch?’ Mayor says Valley still bastion of middle class.

Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about middle class.

Fernando Award Ceremony Crowns Bill Allen, Adds Honors

Besides namesake prize, new Impact and International awards were given at event that pays tribute to volunteerism

Bill Allen wins 60th annual Fernando Award.

City Organizers Shout About Burbank Tech Talks

TECHNOLOGY: Program seeks to grow employment base through entrepreneurship.

Burbank Tech Talks plans more events this year.

Film-Friendly CEO at Sherman Oaks Chamber

Management: David Phelps hopes to bring Hollywood productions to the Valley.

New chief executive at Sherman Oaks Chamber.

Burn Surgeon

When he’s not working at his family’s business or his own private plastic surgery practice, Dr. Peter Grossman runs a foundation to provide health care to burn victims.

Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center.

Arabian Winners

NONPROFIT: Seven civic leaders honored at Valley’s annual public service recognition.

Winners of the Armand Arabian award.

Hearty Future for Dine Brands Despite Decline

restaurants: Shares of chain operator drift lower after 30 percent pop.

Bright future for Dine Brands Global.

Copycats Get Inspired by Kinko’s CEO

Paul Orfalea speaks at Cal Lutheran event for entrepreneurs.

Kinko’s founder talks business at Cal Lutheran.

The Number

7% Independent contractors who want to become employees in California

Finance Crunch For Elder Care

LIST: Facilities seek donors to make up shortfall.

Senior living facilities face a cash shortage.

Landlords in Prop 10 Battle

REAL ESTATE: Trade groups, companies oppose rent control.

Business groups oppose expanding rent control.

Automotive PR Pioneer Exits by Selling Firm

MARKETING: Joe Molina built JMPR on luxury brands.

Joseph Molina sells Woodland Hills PR firm.

Foundation Relocation

Hilton pays $50 million for Dole headquarters in Westlake Village

Hilton Foundation buys Dole Food Co. headquarters.

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Good Times for Hotel Rehabs

construction: Rising tourism leads to new building, facelifts.

Firms specializing in hotel renovations have plenty of projects lined up.

Panavision Purchase Puts Focus on Production

ACQUISITION: Saban plans to capitalize on filming uptick.

ACQUISITION: Saban plans to capitalize on filming uptick.

Savvy Decisions Pay for Brokers

LIST: Firms find ways to stand out in competitive sector.

Real estate pros find ways to grow.

Coupons Still Drive Work to Repair Shops

Marketer promotes local mechanics with discount package.

Businessman promotes local mechanics.

The Number

$80,000 - Cost for Club Seat license at LA Rams games in 2020

Los Angeles Rams set prices for season tickets.

One-Person Car Dealer

AUTOMOTIVE: Canadian manufacturer opens first Solo showroom in Studio City.

Dealership for Solo electric cars in Studio City.

AeroVironment Soars, But Is It All Hot Air?

AEROSPACE: Deals push up drone maker’s shares before downward drift.

AeroVironment shares rise on deals.